Distance of nearest stars

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Distance of nearest stars

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Hello, is there anywhere a list of all the nearest stars to Earth in distance order, i.e. nearest first going up to about 100 light years? Thanks, Rowan
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A quick Google found me this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_n ... own_dwarfs not sure if it's what you're after.
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Last year I was 'Alioth'; This year I'm "Alcor".
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Is this a super-relativistic effect in your case Stella? Bob
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Never ask a star its age ...
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"Is this a super-relativistic effect in your case Stella? Bob"

No, this is my age - the light seen from Alioth and Alcor left the star when I was born.
(clue: use Stellarium, click on the star and it will give details including distance in light years).

I assume they obtained the data from Gaia.
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Hello Stella, yes I got it was about your age. I got the data from wiki which gives Alioth as 82.52 ly and Alcor as 81.73 ly. so I assumed you were getting younger!
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